In case you haven’t come across his books yet, it’s high time I recommended an author who consistently writes some of the finest action fantasy around right now: Chris Wooding.
The first book of his I read was his deliciously twisted ‘phaerie’ tale Poison – and I’ve been reading and enjoying everything by him that I can get my hands on ever since. To pick just a few:
His manga-tastic Broken Sky trilogy is an absolute blast.
His fantastical prison break thriller The Fade…
…is a taut, slick, stylish tour de force. But, me? I’m currently waiting to get my hands on THIS:
It’s The Black Lung Captain, book two of his Tales of the Ketty Jay – out just this week. Like lots of other people (notably the judges of the Arthur C. Clarke Award last year, for which it was shortlisted) I was swept off my feet by the pirates-in-airships, smuggling-and-swashbuckling shenanigans of book one of the Tales, Retribution Falls…
…so I’m very excited! Chris Wooding is an author whose books I open with gleeful anticipation, wondering what he’s come up with this time: once you’ve tried one, I think you’ll start to do the same.